The Bowl

Barry making rare Valenti Tour drive at Speedbowl

WATERFORD — Normally when you see Ken Barry of Griswold at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, he’s in the paddock, serving as crew chief for his son Tyler, who competes in the Speedbowl’s Legends division. Barry will be in another location on Saturday, however — the spotlight. Barry will be driving the Spafco Chassis No. 21 car, pinch-hitting for the regular driver, Les Hinckley, when the Valenti Modified Series invades the Speedbowl Saturday as part of Military Night. The Valenti cars [...]

Monster Trucks ready to rock the ‘Bowl

WATERFORD — Mike Vaters Sr., a 37-year veteran of Monster Truck activity, said he’s looking forward to Sunday’s visit to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “We are going to rock the house,” he said. The two Monster Trucks that will be in attendance, Higher Education and Overkill Evolution, probably will be rocking more than just the house — expect the ground also to start shaking. “Higher Education is the only Monster school bus that competes in racing,” Vaters Sr. said. “It will be [...]

Plemons captures first Super X-Car win- Bennett recovers from 13-car wreck to win Legends feature- Rheaume & Shifflett chalk up X-Car wins- Brody Monahan cruises to third Bandolero win

WATERFORD — Super X-Car driver Aaron Plemons pulled off his first New London-Waterford Speedbowl victory the hard way — with point-leader Dave Yardley breathing down his firesuit. Plemons, however, didn’t succumb to the pressure. He held off Yardley over the final five laps to grab a dramatic win the 25-lap Super X-car feature. Plemons win was one of the highlights of Wednesday’s Wild & Wacky program. In other action, Peter Bennett, who was involved in a 13-car crash with 14-laps [...]

14-year veteran Pantani has moment of glory

WATERFORD — Dennis Pantani has two career Legends wins at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, but he says the latest victory he captured Wednesday stands out. “It was sweet because we had to pass some cars to do it,” said Pantani who dropped as far back as sixth place before he made his charge to the front. “When I won seven years ago, I was in fifth place, and then the four cars in front of me wrecked and I moved up [...]

Wings and Wheels postponed

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has forced us to postpone our Wings and Wheels event scheduled for today Saturday August 11th.  We are currently working with all the touring divisions to determine their availability for a reschedule date. Once a date has been determined, we will post it on Facebook and our website. 

Racicot goes from wreck to checkers

WATERFORD — T.J. Racicot and his team depend on hard work, not bells and whistles. “We’ve had our share of ups and downs this season,” the X-Car driver from Quaker Hill said. “We just try to do the best we can. We keep on digging.” That philosophy turned to gold on Aug. 1 when he grabbed his first careers win at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl just one week after he wiped out the front end of his car in a multi-car [...]

August 5th Speedbowl Race Review

Janovic. James prevail in Modifieds Flannery cruises in Late Models Stone, Chicolas capture Sportsman feature Bennett can’t be stopped in Legend feature DeCoster survives wild X-Car race Meservey dominates Pro 4s. Monahan’s late decision pays off in Outlaw Street Stock WATERFORD — The last thing the management of the New London Waterford Speedbowl wanted was a race-free weekend. So when Saturday’s scheduled nine-division race program was sabotaged by inclement weather, the management quickly shifted gears and started making arrangements for a rare Sunday race program. The drivers [...]

Racing at the Bowl on Sunday August 5th

It’s Super Sunday at the Speedbowl! Are you sick of the rain? Well so are we!! Come on down to the Speedbowl Sunday August 5th the weather is suppose to be awesome and we have 9 features on tap including twin sportsman and modified races. Cars will be ready to roll off at 12:30 pm for practice with qualifying scheduled to start at 2:30pm. Grandstands open at 2 pm with admission only $18 for adults- $5 for youth 13-16 and [...]

Racicot collects first Speedbowl win-Ryan Jr. enjoys late finishing kick-O’ Sullivan holds off Bennett in Legends feature- B. Monahan, Evans win Bandolero battles

WATERFORD — Running in third place doesn’t always get you the mid-race publicity that the first and second place drivers are getting, but sometimes it can be the best place to be on the track. Especially when the drivers running in first and second squeeze each other toward the wall.  T.J. Racicot was in the right place at the right time when he took the lead with four laps to go on his way to his first-ever Speedbowl win, highlighting Wednesday’s [...]

!!!!ATTENTION!!!! UPDATED 7-28-18 NEW ADJUSTED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT!!! MUST READ!!!

Bubby Brouwer Memorial SK Lite 49-Presented by RaceChoice.com Date of Event: 9/8/18 IMPORTANT!!!!! Teams MUST HAVE participated in ONE of the following events to be eligible to compete: July 28th, August 11th, August 18th, and August 25th. With 4 events before the Bubby Brouwer Memorial SK Lite 49-Presented by RaceChoice.com, the Feature Event Winner from each of the next 4 events, beginning with the July 28th SK Lite Feature will be guaranteed a starting spot in the event. 20 LAPS LEFT FOR PURCHASE! Laps and [...]

Harkin hopes consistency will lead to championship

WATERFORD — It was a Christmas present that Maddie Harkin of Portsmouth, R.I. never will forget. “I went to Seekonk Speedway to watch one of my friends in the Mini Cups division and I asked my dad if I could start driving,” the 17-year-old said. “And he kept saying no.” That continued to be the case until Santa intervened. “On Christmas I opened up one of my gifts and it was a toy car,” Harkin said. “Then we went to my dad’s [...]

July 28th Race Recap

Burroughs takes down first SK Lite Modified win Chicolas holds off Hadley, rain to win first Sportsman feature Canfield remains red-hot in Mini Stocks Trainor dominates all 50 laps of NEMA Lite feature Cabral in control of Pro 4 Modifieds SK Modified rained out; double features on Aug. 4 WATERFORD  — The road from Mini Stock champion to SK Lite Modified competitor has been filled with potholes and broken glass for Wayne Burroughs, “We really struggled last year,” Burroughs said. “We’ve been thrashing on it and [...]